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  1. turboplanner

    Finally, the new site is running

    No, I'll wait for the new Iphone design from Ahmed.
  2. turboplanner

    Finally, the new site is running

    1. After Ahmed's changes, on the Iphone (which is the larger 6S) the images are still a blur on the screen. Tapping doesn't make them any better. Two or three finger grabs increases to size to the point of clarity, but at that point you get around 1/8 to 1/6 of the image. You can scroll to see all parts of the image, but that's disjointed. - FIXED (working same as previous site) 2. I did a little exercise and measured the font height on my big, wide PC screen at 2 mm high, which it the equivalent of 7 pt on a word document at 100% magnification. On the 6S Iphone the height is only 1.2 mm . For my programming I've conducted a lot of interviews and carried out a lot of research, and found that the general font size is increasing from 10 pt to 11pt. Millenials, particularly, will walk away from anything they get frustrated with. - FIXED (font size has been increased) I saw the example of the old and new fonts side by side, but as I said earlier the issue may have been brought to a head by the new layout. I can understand that further down the track there may be new features, but even then you wouldn't need a bubble in a forum section to see that someone had just written a post, or posted a photo. Just looking at the layout there's spare space over on the RHS, so it may be possible to make space for bigger font. - FIXED (working as developed) 3. - FIXED (not applicable to support) 4. While writing this I've been called away a couple of times for other business, and found that the system didn't save what I'd written as a draft like it used to. Is that able to be fixed?
  3. turboplanner

    Finally, the new site is running

    When you stretch the image it becomes blurred and unreadable - FIXED (now working same as previous site) Not testing for Iphone probably explains the issue. The line running down the LH side is still there; just took this screenshot. It also groups posts into blocks - last hour, today etc which is not necessary with date/time stamp already there, and the combinatio of the vertical line/block arrangement squeezes the text down making it harder to read, and provides less information per page requiring more scrolling to read something. - FIXED (working as developed)
  4. turboplanner

    Finally, the new site is running

    What's the purpose of the black line running down the LH side of the screen with the quote balloons? - FIXED The posts are harder to read; not sure if the font size has been reduced, or its the colours. - FIXED The Iphone version has a lot of problems, maybe hasn't been fully completed, font is tiny; too small for conversation exchanges.
  5. turboplanner

    New fuel rules start today 08/11/2018

    I used to think that for years, after years where, with local training you usually had the same weather at the start and finish., and this would probably apply for most people for the duration of their flying life. I changed my thinking on fuel, and also carry nav equipment after several incidents; one pilot couldn't get back because his home field was closed due to visibility, another made a forced landing when fog rolled in, and another where the take off was clear and a rain squall blew in over the downwind base area. These all occurred at fields close to the coast, but showed me that there was always that odd chance where it might be necessary to depart for another airfield when all you wanted to do was some practice with a few circuits.
  6. turboplanner

    Accident and defect

    I think if you do some research, you'll find that State Police investigate recreational aircraft fatalities, and prepare a brief for the Coroner, and they are not going to release any information in that brief to the general public. The Coroner will produce a finding and report, and until that report is released, the evidence is sealed. A recent Coroner's report was quite helpful. Recreational Aviation Australia is often called to the scene of a fatal crash by Police to provide expert assistance, and any written or verbal advice they provide is sealed with the brief. So there's no expectation that RAA could breach its obligations to Police and start giving out accident causes. Where ATSB decides to investigate a fatal accident, there are progress and final reports on the ATSB website.
  7. turboplanner

    Accident and defect

    Volunteer contributions work for an Incorporated Association like we had; in fact are the backbone of even the biggest groups, but you voted for a Limited Company which couldn't be further from that model, and which relies on employees, and plenty of them. It is possible to unscramble the egg, but first a lot of shareholders have to make a commitment, and there's no sign of that happening right now, so there's no point talking about volunteers.
  8. I think it would have the status of an Industry Benchmark; we're talking about something stricter than a CAO or CASA Reg. What I would expect to happen is if you were complying with the benchmark, that would be advantageous should someone decide to sue you after an accident, but if you were not meeting the benchmark, the insurance company may have grounds to walk away if the policy specifies a requirement to comply with all RAA rules. I'd agree with you on the CASA CAO and Regs separation from RAA Ops Manual and Tech Manual. There's nothing unusual in this except RAA still doesn't seem to realise it is self administering, and should have a compliance and enforcement structure to address this. With that in place, RAA administers non-compliance with the Ops Manual and Tech Manual, and if you happen to be operating within CASA's jurisdiction covered by CAOS and CASA Regulations, CASA will deal with any non-compliance. It's a lot simpler than people have been saying, and better to just go to the regulations and read them than float a Dorothy Dixer.
  9. turboplanner

    Accident and defect

    Yes there is; there are multiple threads on this going into the fine detail.
  10. That all seemed to tail off into nothing; was there an outcome?
  11. Flying there VFR is very unreliable, whether it's getting there of coming home, unless someone invents a method of controlling weather. Ross Millard did it very well for quite a long time in Queensland, where you at least have good stability for several months of the year.
  12. Easy; Set up a spreadsheet with: Column 1: the listen or transmit locations starting with pre-start up on Line 1 then down location by location Column 2: One line down from"Pre-start" type the phrase or action, which in this case might be "Set frequency, listen out" And so on down the page of locations looking like this: Pre Start Set frequency, listen out Taxy etc. (On sheet 1 you might limit this to the circuit only - you can do the departure-cross country-join later) Insert enough blank lines (about 30 to start with) until all you can see is "Pre Start" Say out loud or write down the phrase without peeking Click on the down scroll button and see if you have it world-correct; if not don't worry, visualise what you would be doing at that point, relate the transmission to it, and have another go when you redo the sequence again. It's important you visualise the phrase so it makes sense to you and relates to your position and action rather than trying to parrot it off. The two most important words in all the above are "without peeking". I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to learn off a list of phrases, where I could see everything on the page then got into an aircraft and my mind's gone blank.
  13. turboplanner

    "Phantom" radio reception

    Have a read about skip. Of course the burst of audio could be someone giving their radio a quick test.
  14. turboplanner

    "Phantom" radio reception

  15. turboplanner

    "Phantom" radio reception

    Probably skip from somewhere like Indonesia.